Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.
Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.
Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.
Fire Fighter I Keith Kauwe
Visitation will begin at 0900 hours on June 13, 2023, at the St. George Catholic Church, which is located at 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway.
The service will begin at 1045 hours.
Assistant Chief Wayne Nojiri
Visitation will begin at 1500 hours on June 10, 2023, at the Hosoi Garden Mortuary, which is located at 30 North Kukui Street.
The service will begin at 1600 hours.
Fire Capt. Harold Ano
Visitation will begin at 1100 hours on May 19, 2023, the Oahu Cemetery Chapel, which is located at 2162 Nuuanu Avenue.
The service will begin at 1230 hours.
Fire Fighter I Jennifer Roberts, Battalion 2, Engine 33/*FPB, 1st Platoon17 years, 8 months, 17 days
Fire Fighter I Jeffry Wallace, Battalion 3, Engine 13, 1st Platoon25 years
Fire Fighter III Thomas Asada, Battalion 2, Engine 22, 1st Platoon22 years, 10 months, 23 days
Fire Fighter I Shane Saito, Ladder 7, 3rd Platoon25 years, 9 days
Senior Pilot Terry Watanabe, Battalion 5, Air 1, 2nd Platoon32 years, 7 months, 25 days
Fire Fighter I William Jarrett, Battalion 1, Engine 25, 2nd Platoon19 years, 11 months, 25 days
Ethan AeaChristopher CabasaMichael JonesKeoki KaaleleHank Kaiwi Jr.Sean KamaiShawn KurataniKevin MokulehuaBlake TakahashiAina WatsonRussell Youth
Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).
Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.
Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.
There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.
This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”
This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”
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Honolulu Fire Department
Sheldon K. HaoFire Chief
Jason SamalaDeputy Fire Chief
636 South StreetHonolulu, HI 96813(808) 723-7139